Cuomo announces commission to design memorial for essential workers

Created: April 06, 2021 04:34 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo Tuesday announced a commission to design a memorial for essential workers.

"And the memorial says to the essential workers, 'Thank you. We honor you,'" Cuomo said. "They saved the lives of New Yorkers. COVID was a war. And they were war heroes."

The commission will be charged with finding a location for the memorial in New York City.

It will recognize 17 essential worker groups including nurses, teachers, police, store employees and delivery drivers. 

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